Pennsylvania Avenue

The 1964 Report of the President’s Council on Pennsylvania Avenue sought to impose order on Pennsylvania Avenue through the wholesale demolition of buildings on its north side, replacing them with massive modern structures meant to define and dignify this ceremonial route. The National Capital Planning Commission, with the General Services Administration, National Park Service, and the District of Columbia Government, recently launched the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative to consider near- and long-term improvements to the Avenue.

(Image credit: Pennsylvania Avenue: Report of the President's Council on Pennsylvania Avenue. 1964.)

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
United States


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